Forestry TEP Overview
Forestry TEP Platform
The Forestry Thematic Exploitation Platform (Forestry TEP) serves commercial, governmental and research users in the forestry sector. It enables easy access to satellite data from any global location. The platform offers on-line processing services and tools to generate value-added forest information products. Via the platform, the users can also create and share their own processing services, tools and products.
The platform offers pre-processed optical and radar data from the Sentinel satellites of the EU Copernicus programme, as well as data from other instruments. In addition, ancillary data and third party data are made available. Versatile satellite image analysis and GIS software can be used through the platform. Easy to use push-button functionalities provide simple value added products such as vegetation indices. Other readily programmed services include computation of forest and land cover maps, change maps, and continuous forest variables such as growing stock volume.
The users can also develop and upload their own applications to the platform. In the near future operational phase the offering reaches to commercial satellite data, services and software. Some proprietary software is offered free during the ongoing pilot phase. The Forestry TEP also aims to facilitate collaboration and engagement between the users and value adding SME’s as service providers.
Accessing the platform
The Forestry TEP Platform is open to registered users, authenticated through an ESA EO-SSO (single sign-on) account. New users should first register for an EO-SSO account - a step by step guide is available here. Once you have your account, you can access the Forestry TEP Platform through the link on the front page.
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You can observe the changes included in the various platform version releases via this link.